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Reading the French enlightenment : system and subversion, Julie Candler Hayes, (electronic resource)

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Reading the French enlightenment : system and subversion
Title
Reading the French enlightenment
Title remainder
system and subversion
Statement of responsibility
Julie Candler Hayes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this 1999 book, Julie Candler Hayes offers an ambitious reinterpretation of a crucial aspect of Enlightenment thought, the rationalizing and classifying impulse. Taking issue both with traditional liberal and contemporary critical accounts of the Enlightenment, she analyses the writings of Denis Diderot, Emilie Du Châtelet, the Abbé de Condillac, Buffon, d'Alembert and numerous others, to argue for a new understanding of 'systematic reason' as complex, paradoxical and ultimately liberating. Hayes examines the tensions between freedom and constraint, abstraction and materialism, linear and synoptic order, that pervade not only philosophic and scientific discourse, but also epistolary writing, fiction and criticism. Drawing on the insights of a wide range of theorists from Adorno, Habermas and Foucault to Deleuze and Derrida, she offers a dialogue between the eighteenth century and our own, an ongoing exploration of the question, 'what is Enlightenment?'.--
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1955-
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Hayes, Julie Candler
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in French
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
60
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  • Enlightenment
  • France
Label
Reading the French enlightenment : system and subversion, Julie Candler Hayes, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511485800
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the critique of systematic reason -- 'Système': origins and itineraries -- The epistolary machine -- Physics and figuration in Du Châtelet's Institutions de physique -- Condillac and the identity of the other -- Diderot: changing the system -- Conclusion: Labyrinths of Enlightenment
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CR9780511485800
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521030960
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010003
Label
Reading the French enlightenment : system and subversion, Julie Candler Hayes, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511485800
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the critique of systematic reason -- 'Système': origins and itineraries -- The epistolary machine -- Physics and figuration in Du Châtelet's Institutions de physique -- Condillac and the identity of the other -- Diderot: changing the system -- Conclusion: Labyrinths of Enlightenment
Control code
CR9780511485800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521030960
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010003

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